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A Poem by michaelgallatin

Author: michaelgallatin
Created: January 02, 2018 at 11:56 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: War | Death | Military
Upload Stats: 5 Stars by 1 users with 1 comments and 105 views

Two Final Thoughts  

The Marine was fed up with the war
but he had signed up for the hard ride.
And there with his comrades by him
on a bloody Christmas Day he died.

It was in a house in Fallujah
that he met the little boy
playing with something
they first thought was merely just a toy.

Yet it was not a plaything
but a bomb that was homemade
so when it went off it acted
much like an exploding hand-grenade.

The Marine had two final thoughts
before the room was blown to Hell.
Firstly he knew it was just a child
who he'd have wished to be well.

And the last thing in his tired mind
before his prayers did cease
was perhaps now I'm finally going
to a place where I'll find peace!

Michael "Too Many Still Out There My Friends!" Gallatin

Last Modified: January 02, 2018 at 12:02 pm
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Author Notes

I'm always ready to post another pro-soldier but anti-war poem. I think it needs to be said constantly until those in power get it that nobody wins in war and these "kids" should be home. My son, thank God, made it home! Far too many soldiers don't! So this is for all those brave men and women on all sides of so many fights who are called to war to kill for causes they likely don't even understand. Bring them home!!!

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Comments & Reviews

January 03, 2018
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Another powerful poem
Yet, another powerful poem. Must be really hard for the marines. Enjoyed the portrayal of the marine's tiredness of the war, though it is a bit sad to think that they most at times don't have much of a choice when it comes to duty. It was also sad to think that a child was used as a weapon of warfare and that the marine died at the hands of the child but I enjoyed his two final thoughts, that the child was still just a child whom he wished well for and that he'd finally find peace. Thanks for sharing.

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